Trump meets with NRA top lobbyist Chris Cox at the White House

Trump meets with NRA top lobbyist Chris Cox at the White House

Trump also suggested letting law enforcement confiscate a person's guns without a court order. Pence said some states, including his own IN, have enacted violence protection orders allowing families to request police confiscate guns from loved ones displaying signs of mental instability.

Sanders reiterated Trump remains interested in overhauling the background check system used in some gun purchases, which he is "still very much interested in improving".

The newspaper reports that Trump's feelings about how the news media covered his White House "listening session" with school shooting survivors and parents of victims last month is one of the few bright spots for an administration in turmoil.

Trump said Wednesday he supports expanding background checks and raising the age limit for certain rifle purchases, something the NRA opposes.

Rick Scott highlighted his $500 million plan Thursday morning to improve school safety and mental health.

"Or Mike, take the firearms first and then go to court", Trump said, noting legal proceedings involve extended periods of time incompatible with the ultimate goal of separating unsafe people from their firearms.

The president tweeting, good, great meeting in the oval office the NRA agrees.

"The US video game industry has a long history of partnering with parents and more than 20 years of rating video games through the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)".

But after Mr. Trump's pronouncements this week, that legislation hardly mattered. Is the president going to actually put action behind it? Sales by private gun dealers at gun shows, and many online sales, do not require background checks. "We have to stop this nonsense".

"Is anyone OK with this, because I'm sure as hell not", Thomas Massie, US Representative for Kentucky, tweeted on Thursday.

"To get these things done, I'm not drawing any lines in the sand", he said.

The president has previously supported ideas popular with Democrats, only to back away when faced with opposition from his conservative supporters and his GOP allies in Congress.

One of the strangest moments came when he argued that the alleged shooter in the tragedy in Parkland, Florida - about whom there were numerous red flags - should have had his guns taken away regardless of what the law allowed.

And she said Trump will continue to talk with lawmakers. I don't know. So, I was just curious as to what you did in your bill. Jim Risch, a Republican from Idaho who wasn't in the White House meeting. Reporter: But today, the white house walked that back.

Trump described the NRA as "great people" during Wednesday's meeting with lawmakers. "I just don't think you're going to get it approved, you're not going to get concealed carry approved", Trump said.

Can students instigate US gun controls? . Trump Wednesday endorsed a bipartisan measure that failed in 2013, which was co-sponsored by Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

It failed twice in the Senate after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT. Ditto for the assault weapons ban. We didn't address it, Mr. President. "Because you're afraid of the NRA, right".

President Donald Trump is facing a backlash after the National Rifle Association's (NRA) chief lobbyist claimed the president has reversed his stance on gun control, with some claiming the president's support for tighter measures has been an act.